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    IRO dropout width + mks tensioners = ?!!?

    I got some MKS chaintugs for my Angus frame-- which is steel-- only to find that they don't fit so well. Maybe I should have gotten the 7mm ones "designed for aluminum frames"?

    Damn, I had no idea.

    Anyone else have this problem?

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    I had the same problem on my bareknuckle man! The al. ones fixed that problem.
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    The narrow ones fit the Angus fine. Just grease your dropout tips a little and force them on there.
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    they fit my mark v fine

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    Hmmm. Will try again! Never thought I'd be greasing my, um, dropout tips.

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    and BAM! it's a tight squeeze but the skinny MKS work on the Angus. Huzzah!

    The orange Angus is rolling and it's awesome.

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    sig test ....ignore.

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    Had the same problem with my surly and i just flipped the main part of the tensioner so the flat outside part was flush against the ends. worked well while i was running it.
    -austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMES UP!
    Had the same problem with my surly and i just flipped the main part of the tensioner so the flat outside part was flush against the ends. worked well while i was running it.
    -austin

    That's a cool solution. Didn't think of that while I was having the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMES UP!
    Had the same problem with my surly and i just flipped the main part of the tensioner so the flat outside part was flush against the ends. worked well while i was running it.
    -austin
    Wait, what did you do?
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    I think he means this:


    You unscrew the tensioner such that it comes apart. Thread the "eared" piece--- which normally fits over the end of the dropouts-- backwards such that the ears up back and the more-or-less flat reverse side is flush with the frame. It'd be functionally similar, although it'd lose a small amount of length.

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